The Congress on Friday said the 71,000 appointment letters that Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributed to the youth are too little and sought to know where are the 16 crore jobs that were promised to be provided in eight years.
Reminding the prime minister of his promise of giving two crore jobs every year, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said 30 lakh posts in government departments are still lying vacant.
"Narendra Modi ji, 30 lakh posts are lying vacant in government departments. The 71,000 recruitment letters that you are distributing today are just too little.
.@narendramodi जी,— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) January 20, 2023
सरकारी विभागों में 30 लाख पद ख़ाली है।
आज आप जो 71,000 भर्ती पत्र बाँट रहे है, वो केवल ‘ऊँट के मुँह में जीरा है’!
ख़ाली पद भरने की प्रक्रिया है।
आपने तो सालाना 2 Cr नई नौकरियाँ देने का वादा किया था।
युवाओं को बताइये —
8 साल की 16 Cr नई नौकरियाँ कहाँ है ?
"The process is on to fill the vacant posts. You had promised to give 2 crore jobs per year. Tell the youth -- where are the 16 crore jobs in the last eight years," Kharge asked in a tweet in Hindi.
PM Modi distributed 71,426 appointment letters to recruits in government departments as part of the 'Rozgar Mela' drive and said, "Continuous 'Rozgar Mela' exercises have become the identity of our govt, shows we fulfil what we resolve."
Distributing 71,426 appointment letters to recruits in different government departments, Modi said the ongoing 'Rozgar Mela' exercises have become an identity of his government. This shows that it fulfils what it resolves to do, he added.
Addressing the Rozgar Mela. Best wishes to the newly inducted appointees. https://t.co/1jA5ocfXdH— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 20, 2023
About Rozgar mela
The PMO had earlier said the 'Rozgar Mela' is a step towards fulfilment of Modi's commitment to accord highest priority to employment generation.
The 'Rozgar Mela' is expected to act as a catalyst in further employment generation and provide meaningful opportunities to the youth for their empowerment and participation in national development, it added.
The new recruits, selected from across the country, will join various positions under the central government like junior engineers, loco pilots, technicians, inspector, sub inspectors, constable, stenographer, junior accountant, grameen dak sevak, Income Tax inspectors, teachers, nurses, doctors, social security officers among others.
The experience of newly inducted officials in learning from the 'Karmayogi Prarambh' module was also shared during the programme as Modi interacted with some of them.
(With PTI Inputs)